Riverside playground works start

Close to a third of the new playground at the Riverside Stage 2 project has been installed as works on site progress towards other key milestones.

The “regionally significant” playground is an adventure zone which has been inspired by parts of Wagga Wagga’s history such as paddle steamers which once travelled the Murrumbidgee River and the Wagga Water Whizz slide which was located at the beach precinct. It will be a key feature in the development and was the winning design as selected by community members as part of the consultation process. The popular design was a clear winner with the community and includes an all-abilities play space.

Construction works have continued despite recent adverse weather conditions. The existing amenities block which is located on the project site has been demolished. The slab has been poured for the new amenities building and block work has commenced – it will be built in the same location and include a changing place facility.

Footings for the stage construction are in progress alongside grading and trimming on internal roads and shared paths. Kerb construction at the main entrance on Johnston Street is also in progress.

Practical completion is scheduled for April 2022, weather permitting.